Gamesa claimed a ‘milestone in its sales and product strategy’ as it landed the first order for its largest wind turbine model.
According to a press release issued by the company, an order for 18 units of G132-5.0 MW has been received from the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China’s largest manufacturing groups. Gamesa shall be responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines at Nangang wind complex in Tianjin.
“This contract marks an important strategic landmark for Gamesa: not only is it the maiden order from the 5-MW platform in Asia, it is the first signed order for the G132-5.0 MW”, explained Álvaro Bilbao, Gamesa’s CEO in China.
The turbines are expected to be supplied during Q4 2017 while the project is expected to be commissioned during Q1 2018.
Gamesa claims that the G132-5.0 MW is the most powerful onshore wind turbine model in the world. A single unit can generate enough electricity to meet the demand of 5,000 households for a year.
The company claims to be the leading non-Chinese wind turbine manufacturer in 2015. With a presence of 16 years in the Chinese market, Gamesa has supplied over 4,000 MW of wind turbines and had a share of 13% in MW sales in 2015.
In September this year, the company also announced that it installed the highest wind towers in Asia. The company installed 33 wind turbines of rated capacity 2.0-2.1 MW at 153 meter height in Thailand.